Minnesota Management and Budget officials will release their newest snapshot of the state economy and budget on Dec. 5.
The twice-annual budget forecast gives state officials and legislators the most up-to-date look at the state economy and sets the projected budget surplus or deficit.
Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Jim Schowalter and his staff keep the forecast a closely-held secret until release day.
The state has emerged from the worst recession since the Great Depression, but the partial federal government shutdown and other financial uncertainty in Washington, D.C., could have been a drag on Minnesota’s economy.
A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."